Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Solar Physicists Will Soon have Their First 360-Degree View Of Our Star

Image: The Stereo satellites are already feeding data into space weather forecasts

Stereo Satellites Move either Side Of Sun -- BBC

Two US spacecraft have moved either side of the Sun to establish observing positions that should return remarkable new information about our star.

Launched in 2006, the Stereo satellites have gradually been drifting apart - one in front of the Earth in its orbit, the other lagging behind.

On Sunday, Nasa said the spacecraft had arrived at points that put the Sun directly between them.

It will give solar physicists the first 360-degree view of our star.

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My Comment: The data from this satellite alignment is probably going to be astounding.

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